"Only One Mother"
by an Unknown Author
In the vast expanse of the sky, countless stars gleam bright,
Shells gather on the shore, a myriad in the same light,
Birds take flight with songs in the azure sky,
Sunny weather greets them as they flutter and fly.
Dewdrops embrace the dawn with a glistening morn,
Bees hum in the clover, where purple flowers adorn,
Butterflies dance on the lawn, their beauty to discover,
Yet, 'tis one mother we cherish the wide world over.
The loss of a mother is an experience that profoundly touches the depths of our souls. It leaves an indelible mark on our lives, regardless of our age. I, myself, became a motherless daughter at the tender age of 18, the eldest of four siblings. The absence of my mother reverberated throughout my existence, shaping my choices, shaping my perspectives on life and death, and influencing the dynamics of my relationships.
From personal experience, I can attest that the loss of a mother is a life-altering event. It compelled me to confront my own mortality at a young age, and I've yearned for her presence on countless occasions throughout my life. I longed for her embrace during pivotal moments, like the birth of my children and the most challenging times, such as the loss of my oldest son.
My mother departed this world prematurely, and in my youth, I never envisioned outliving her. It's quite astonishing to find myself now, two decades older than she was at the time of her passing.
The loss of a mother evokes a multitude of emotions that will ebb and flow throughout your life's journey. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others can serve as a balm for your own healing and provide solace to those who, like you, might feel isolated in their grief.
“Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.” Jandy Nelson